Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk


A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be social, and modelling the new knowledge sharing and collaboration practices that are required […]

The case for Guided Social Learning Experience Design


As classroom training is gradually being replaced by e-learning I have watched as many people have become exasperated with this new experience – something which Nick Shackleton Jones clearly illustrated in a recent post. And yet at the same time, I also see how many are enjoying a very different learning experience on the Social Web. Different - due to a […]

50 Things to do Before You’re 11¾

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No, this post isn’t about workplace learning! But if you have young children (or grandchildren) you might like this National Trust project for children to achieve badges for completing 50 outdoor activity tasks. I’ve embedded the YouTube trailer below, and here’s the link to the 50 Things website, where you and/or your children can sign up.  It’s […]

2014 survey shows again that company training/e-learning is the least valued way to learn at work


Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 1,000 respondents worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace. Results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey ©C4LPT Not important Quite important Very important Essential VIP + Essential Company training/e-learning 24%  39% 21% […]

Social learning is not something you make other people do


UPDATE: See also Social or Fauxial Learning? As organisations “go social” (a term increasingly used to refer to one that is adopting an enterprise social or collaboration platform) , I am often asked: “How do you make people learn socially?” But as I have pointed out before in my post, 10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of […]

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

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Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very same platform that is being used to underpin work […]

Going social


This is an extract from Chapter 1 of the Social Learning Handbook 2014. Just as the Social Web is changing the way that individuals learn, more and more organizations are now appreciating the power of social media for their own businesses. Many have already understood its value for marketing and promotion to customers, e.g. by […]